Distance Learning

President Message

Special notice regarding Distance Learning (E-learning)
In April 2020, the Council of Ministers approved distance learning as a pathway for students to continue their studies during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Although this means of learning is new to Kuwait, it is well established and has been highly successful in many other countries and institutions including ACK’s strategic learning partner CQUniversity. Accordingly, ACK embraces this opportunity to provide students with exposure to online learning. As a result of the approval from the Council of Ministers, in April 2020, ACK introduced distance learning (e-learning) as an alternative means to in-class learning for students across all programs and levels of study.

Distance learning (e-learning) is a flexible means of education enabling students to have direct control of the time and location through which they progress with their studies. Instead of being required to attend classes on campus, students are able to learn from their own home and still be able to participate electronically in real time communication mode with their faculty and fellow classmates. Further information and resources regarding the introduction of distance learning (e-learning) into ACK and MS Teams training resources prepared by ACK for your sake is included on ACK’s portal.

The three broad distance learning (e-learning) methods available through ACK are:

A. Faculty post lecture in the form of PowerPoint slides with a pre-recording of their voice explaining the material using the “Narration” and/or Microsoft Teams functions.

B. Live Presentation of the lecture using Microsoft Teams and the use of the whiteboard and electronic pen/tablet embedded within Microsoft Teams to explain the lecture material. In addition, the live lecture can be recorded for future use by students.

C. Recording of lectures in ACK studios and posting them online for students to review through Microsoft Stream.

For each distance learning (e-learning) course the supervising faculty member will communicate directly with students regarding the method of online learning as well as means of assessments and any group activities. Occasionally distance learning (e-learning) might not require personal face to face meeting of any participant and is therefore ideally suited for students living in remote areas or for reasons such as the global coronavirus pandemic attendance on campus is not possible.